Ho D’Orville Raymond is our Independent Non-executive Chairman and was appointed to our Board on 3 June 2014. He is also the Chairman of our Audit Committee.
From 1963 and 1970, Mr Ho was with Cycle & Carriage Company (Industries) Pte Ltd as finance manager and company secretary in charge of finance, human resource and general management. He later served as the finance controller of Vetco Pte Ltd, an MNC based in the United States which produces connectors and drill pipes for the petroleum industry between 1970 and 1975.
From 1976 to 2006, Mr Ho was the founder and chief executive officer of Systematic Commercial Training Centre, an institution offering business related courses in Singapore and Malaysia. From 2006 to 2012, Mr Ho served as an independent director of Infinio Group Limited, a company listed on Catalist and from 2012 to 2014, he was an executive director of Infinio Group Limited, where he was responsible for its overall management.
Mr Ho holds an associateship in Commerce from Perth Technical College. He was a certified public accountant (Australia) and a qualified teacher who taught accountancy, economics, and cost and management accounting and had also provided educational consultancy services to tertiary institutions in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Ho Pei Yuen Rena is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of our Group and is responsible for the formulation of our Group’s strategic directions, expansion plans and managing our Group’s overall business development. In addition, she oversees local sales and marketing function of our Group.
Ms Ho joined our Group in 1997 and rose through the ranks from administrative assistant, local sales co-ordinator, becoming an Executive Director in 2002 and subsequently CEO in 2014. During her time with our Group, she gained experience on various products in carpet industry and spearheaded the growth of our local sales and marketing department with effective sales strategies and techniques.
Ms Ho graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Honours) in 1997.
Ho Wan Jing Nellie is the Executive Director and Deputy CEO of our Group and her primary role is to formulate the viable expansion plans and business development for overseas markets. Ms Ho is responsible for export sales and marketing function and monitoring the implementation of all expansion plans and policies for overseas markets.
Ms Ho joined our Group in 1999 starting as an administrative assistant, export sales co- ordinator, becoming an Executive Director in 2002 and subsequently Deputy CEO in 2014. Her experience in handling overseas customers and distributorships led to the continuous growth of our Distribution Sales department. Ms Ho has been admitted as a Certified Accounting Technician of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2001.
Ms Lee started her career in 1979 with Carpets & Furnishings (United Agencies Pte Ltd) as administrative assistant in charge of administrative duties and local client delivery scheduling. In 1981, she joined Hong Fook Realty Pte Ltd as administrative assistant in charge of administrative duties.
Ms Lee joined our Group in 1988 as administrative assistant and was promoted to administrative manager in 1996 handling local distribution sales and overseeing the administrative and warehousing functions. She was subsequently promoted to Associate Director in 2004 and was responsible for local and export distribution sales, purchasing and cost control. In 2014, she was promoted to the role of COO, where she is responsible for the day to day operation, purchasing and inventory management.
Ms Lee attained a GCE ‘O’ Level certificate in 1978.
Ng Tiang Hwa is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 3 June 2014. He is also the Chairman of our Remuneration Committee.
Mr Ng is currently the director of Eastern Growth International Holdings Pte. Ltd., a trading and investment services company which he founded jointly with his partners in 2004. He is also the executive director of TPK & Co. Pte. Ltd., an investment company and the director of Pawsibility Pte. Ltd., an animal assisted therapy counselling company.
Mr Ng was the chief financial officer of Qualitek Singapore Pte Ltd and was responsible for financial management and corporate affairs from 2003 to 2004. Between 2001 and 2002, he was the head of finance department in Singapore Land Authority where he was in charge of accounting, treasury tax and budgets. From 2000 to 2001, he was the financial controller of Image Transforms Pte Ltd and was responsible for financial management and corporate affairs. Between 1992 and 1999, he was the senior manager in The Polyolefin Company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. where he was in charge of accounting, manufacturing costing, corporate finance, banking and treasury, taxation and audit.
Mr Ng is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He graduated from the University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy in 1976.
Chow Wen Kwan Marcus is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 3 June 2014. He is also the Chairman of our Nominating Committee.
Mr Chow is currently a partner of Bird & Bird LLP in Singapore. He has more than 13 years of experience in legal practice and his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and equity and debt capital markets. He had worked in several other international law firms in New York and Hong Kong.
Mr Chow graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1998 and a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia in 1999. He also holds a certificate in Governance as Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School. Mr Chow is qualified to practise in Singapore and New York.